My view goes more with Thomson because she believes that abortion is morally permissible but not always. Specifically, she claims that a person should not be killed unjustly. She is able to see the opposing sides of abortion, and claims that it is wrong for the fetus to try to use another person 's body in order to live. Thomson believes that the fetus has a right to life but the mother has little to no obligation to carry on with her pregnancy. I feel this is a just action because with certain cases of abortion such as unplanned, rape, etc.
She then reconstructs the initial argument to state that it is morally impermissible to abort a fetus if it has the right to life and has the right to the mother?s body. The fetus has the right to life but only has the right to a ... ... middle of paper ... ...ould assure the survival of twin A. I feel that Thomson?s argument was easily refuted although it was very imaginative and clever. It doesn?t seem that her idea of abortion only being wrong in the case of voluntary pregnancy will hold water too long. In my personal opinion I feel that abortion is generally wrong. I think that if the woman became pregnant through consensual sex, even if she did not want to have a child, abortion is wrong regardless of the contraceptive precautions that were exercised.
Judith Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion” is an essay where Thomson argues that abortion is not impermissible. To be even more precise, she argues for abortion should also be sometimes permissible, but she also grants that there are certain situations in which getting an abortion would be immoral. “Most opposition to abortion relies on the premise that the fetus is a human being, a person, from the moment of conception.” (Thomson, 48). She uses the rhetorical triangle to help her achieve her argument about abortion. Which uses ethos, pathos, and logos to influence her providing the argument surrounding abortion.
I believe my viewpoint is the best viewpoint is the best viewpoint because it combines both pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints unlike your viewpoint of pro-life. You believe that women should not be able to have abortions because a life is at state. You believe that a life is at state but you do not think about the consequences of having a child that is not wanted. You say that women should not have the right to have an abortion and that you do not believe in abortion but by saying that you are taking away a woman's freedom of choice. A woman should have the right to choose if she wants to have an abortion.
Rather than arguing for or against the statement, Thomson approaches by evaluating the right to life and criticizing the false implications that one might have on having the right to life. The first implication is the idea of having the right to life can outweigh any other rights that come in conflict with it. By this, it means that your personal rights will not matter when they are compared to my right to life. This the extreme view, where abortion is still not allow even if the mother might die from bearing the fetus, since the fetus has the right to life. Thomson objects this implication of the right to life and proposes a scenario in such that the mother may take action to save her own life.
and pro-choice (the fetus is not human being also woman should have right to decide) In this paper I will focus on mother-fetus relationships and Marquis’ argument for abortion is seriously wrong, afterward state I will explain why I think he made a successful argument and present my reasons for pro-life. Also, I will follow up with one of objection about human right for fetus and then respond my thinking to the objection. Abortion is referring to the procedure of artificial terminated the pregnancy. Generally speaking, the main reason for abortion is to prevent the fetus’ birth from considering mother’s health or self-decision. I agreed with Don Marquis’ argument.
Judith Thomson uses different analogies to justify that in, most cases, abortion is morally acceptable. She states at the end of “A Defense of Abortion”, that she although she having an abortion isn’t always permissible for example it would be wrong for a women to demand for an abortion if she was going on a vacation. She also says that she is not arguing for the right to “secure death of the unborn child… You may detach yourself even if... ... middle of paper ... ...hese different analogies justify that abortion is morally permissible in different cases such as rape, contraceptive failure and pregnancies in which the mother’s life is at risk. Thomson agrees that women deserve the right to have an abortion based on their own right to life in the case where her life is at risk or in the case that the pregnancy was unwanted in the first place. With the combination of the reasons backing up these rights, Judith Thomson postulates a strong argument for her view on the morality of abortion.
Yet, the right of the fetus does not always outweigh the right of the mother to do with her body as she seems fit. On the opposing side, is Marquis, opposing abortion in almost all cases. He believes that killing is wrong because it deprives one of a Future Like Ours, also known as an FLO account. The FLO is made up through experiences, projects, enjoyments and activities that are held... ... middle of paper ... ...ng a pregnancy. This idea feels best supported by Utilitarianism, which states that certain actions (in this case abortion) would be ethical if they bring happiness, or benefit those involved.
Without a woman's right to do what she chooses with her body, her freedom and ... ... middle of paper ... ...nking of herself, she also thinks on behalf of her baby. Abortion clinics do not make the choice easier, nor do they force the woman into the surgery. People who are against abortion have the choice not to have one. It is not fair to take away the choice of people who do want one. The reason I believe so strongly about the abortion issue is because sometimes circumstances beyond a woman’s control present themselves.
Some argue abortion is condonable under certain circumstances such as rape, incest, or potentially fatal to the mother carrying the child. I have a preconceived notion that abortion is not morally acceptable and I do not think you could generalize a situation in which it could be acceptable. Some libertarians are against abortion, and think that the fetuses’ rights need to be protected, while conservatives believe that fetuses have the right to life as soon as conception happens. Physicians are viewed negatively due to performing these abortions, and the women who get these procedure done have negative emotional side effects. Whether one believes with the views of libertarians or conservatives, the way physicians are viewed and the side effects that follow should be strong evidence that abortion needs to be done away with completely.